Magic of Equinox

Equinox Rituals of different cultures Wednesday 26 September 2012 at 8:43 pm

Symbols and Signs

Magic and Meaning of Equinox

Spring Equinox

The seasons change while the Earth continues its journey through the space and time.  Spiritual of our ancestors and their Rituals at the Equinox time, honour the balance between light and darkness.

Some teachings of esoteric wisdom say that during this time the veil between the physical world and other worlds opens.  This is a good time for meditation, prayers, rituals and offerings. The equinox occurs twice each year, around 22 March and on the 21 December.

Autumn Equinox

The autumn equinox is a time of death, the time to destroy the egos and our subconscious patterns such as anger, pride, greed, envy, lust...  We can offer our weaknesses as sacrifices before the gods transforming them into their higher, divine manifestation.

Chinese honour this time with a ritual of standing facing west, lighting white candles, or placing white flowers on the altar. 

equinox rituals use candlles

The Druids used to cut wands from the willow trees to use for divination at this time of year.  

For the ancient Celts the autumn equinox is symbolically marked as a time of sacrifice with a ritual of burning a figure from the stems of grain, representing the vegetation spirit.

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